Come Home to Comfort and Energy Savings!



CERTs and Honeywell Programmable Thermostat Exclusive Rebate

This campaign is now finished. Your thermostat had to be purchased by November 30, 2010 to qualify for the Honeywell rebate, and you had until December 31, 2010 to mail in your rebate. If you would still like to purchase a thermostat, check below to see if your utility company currently offers rebates.

Programmable thermostats can save an Upper Midwest home about $200 a year in heating and cooling costs. CERTs and Honeywell teamed up to offer an exclusive rebate for up to $10 back on a new Do-It-Yourself programmable thermostat.

What is a Programmable Thermostat? A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-set your home’s heating and cooling system to work around your schedule, providing ultimate comfort for your household. Programmable thermostats help you ensure efficient operation of your heating and cooling system, resulting in real energy saving and lower energy bills.

How does the rebate work? Download and print your rebate form so you can “Come Home to Comfort” with a new programmable thermostat and start saving today! If you want to learn more first, you can view our Campaign Kit and watch the video below.

Download your Honeywell rebate and check on utility rebates to maximize savings!

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Find resources for your store! Sell programmable thermostats in your store? Help them fly off your shelves! Click here to download posters to hang up in your store—in the front window and at displays and endcaps—everything you need to let your customers know about this opportunity!

Share Spread the word! This is a great opportunity for anyone in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota who owns a home. Download our program announcement for the basics to share, or click here to find out about more you can do to help us spread the word. You can also share with people by hovering over the megaphone on the left.

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Michelle Vigen,
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Honeywell, who employs thousands of Midwesterners and commits more than half of its portfolio to energy efficiency, is a leading designer and manufacturer of programmable thermostats. Learn more at
Campaign Contents
Media Coverage
10/28/2010: Minnesota Public Radio – Rebates available for programmable thermostats

10/19/2010: Owatonna People’s Press – Affordable programmable thermostats bring comfort and energy savings to Owatonna

10/14/2010: Worthington Daily Globe – Rebates offered for thermostats

10/10/2010: Bemidji Pioneer – Rebates available on programmable thermostats

10/06/2010: Pine River Journal – Rebates available for programmable thermostats

10/04/2010: Redwood Falls Gazette – Rebates available for home heating upgrades

09/24/2010: Pioneer Press – Eagan: Rebates offered for thermostats

09/20/2010: Southwest Journal – Rebates offered on programmable thermostats

08/27/2010: WCCO TV – Savings on a Stick at State Fair

Action Steps: What to do

Follow these steps to access and secure your rebate for $10 off a Honeywell programmable thermostat valued at $50 or more (or $5 off models valued less than $50).

  1. Get your rebate:
  2. Read the Buyer’s Guide on the 2nd page of the Campaign Kit to determine which programmable thermostat features are best for you.

  3. Purchase a Honeywell programmable thermostat (needed to be done by 11/30/2010) at any of Honeywell’s retail partners in MN, WI, ND, SD, and IA (online purchases not eligible). Find retailers at

  4. Fill out your rebate form and mail it in with a copy of your receipt and the original UPC from the packaging

  5. Install and program your programmable thermostat (see More Resources section below for installation instructions)

  6. Properly dispose of your old thermostat! Some thermostats contain mercury and need to be properly disposed of. Visit the Thermostat Recycling Corporation to see if your old thermostat contains mercury and to find thermostat recycling locations near you. If you live in Hennepin County, get a $5 gift card for recycling your mercury thermostat!

Questions? If you have questions at any time, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions and the More Resources Section, then email us if you still have questions at

More Resources: Dig Deeper

Want to learn more about the benefits of programmable thermostats, more technical details about how they work, and information about installation and programming? Check out the resources below.

Campaign Kit: Download and Go

Heading to a meeting? Not going to have an internet connection for a while? This kit has everything you need get going and share this campaign with other colleagues:

  • Campaign Overview
  • Buyer’s Guide
  • Installation Instructions

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Share: Help Others Take Action!

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DO MORE! We’re looking for retailers, nonprofits, utilities, and other organizations and individuals to help us spread the word about this campaign. Click here to get our outreach kit!

News Release: For the Media

Stories: Learning & Inspiration

Below are stories from residents who have taken this action. Read on to learn from their experiences!

Have a story to share? If you took this action, we want to hear from you. After telling a little bit about yourself, please share your experience. Here are a couple questions you might ask yourself:

  • How did you hear about the rebate?
  • Why did you choose to purchase and install a programmable thermostat?
  • How was the installation and programming process?
  • What types of benefits have you already experienced?
  • Would you recommend that others install programmable thermostats?
  • Do you have any tips or advice for others who are thinking about installing and programming a new thermostat?

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    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission